David Squire Belding, Sr., Priest
February 12, 1932 – April 11, 2014

FR. DAVID BELDING died in his sleep on Friday afternoon, April 11. He and his wife Lynn have been cherished parishioners since 2007. Father both taught and attended many Christian formation classes with us. Before coming to Ascension, he served as curate at St. Peter's, Chicago, having been ordained to the sacred priesthood by Bp. Montgomery in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, a son, David, Jr., and a daughter, Stephanie. A Requiem Mass will be held for Fr. Belding on Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. Give rest, O Christ, to your servant David, priest, with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting. 

Holy Week is here

PLEASE MARK your calendars as we prepare to observe the holiest days in the Christian calendar. Click here to view our Holy Week schedule. (Note: we are adding one new service this year—the Noonday Office and Stations of the Cross, on Good Friday.)

Fr. Scott Gunn to preach

THIS YEAR, we welcome Fr. Scott Gunn as our preacher for the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil). Father Gunn is the director of the Forward Movement, a renewal movement of the Episcopal Church that began in the 1930s.  Fr. Gunn was recently featured in an article in The Living Church profiling young leaders in the Episcopal Church. You can read his Maundy Thursday sermon on his blog, Seven Whole Days.

Sunday Mass Schedule

  • Low Mass at 8 a.m.
  • Sung Mass at 9 a.m.
  • Solemn High Mass at 11 a.m.

Music List: Upcoming Solemn Masses

Worship Schedule